I am absolutely crazy about chicken and dumplings. I’m even crazier about something I can put in the crock pot and not do a lot of prep work. This is one of those recipes. Jessica over at howsweeteats.com has a version that I think is easy and has a great result. Because of my diet restrictions, I don’t eat canned biscuits. It’s not that I don’t like them, but laying in bed for 3 days with a migraine isn’t my idea of fun so I avoid them. If you like canned biscuits or you just don’t want to fiddle with making dumplings, there are a number of recipes that use them.
Let’s take a look at how this breaks down:
There was a minor mishap when I was knocking the onions out of the food processor and into the crock pot. That’s why there’s onion goo on the sides, there. Notice the chicken is totally frozen. No big deal. Vacuum packing would eliminate that freezer burn, though.
I didn’t have any chicken broth laying around, so I opted for vegetable broth. I had some vegetarian bouillon cubes (no msg) in the pantry, so used these.
Ok, this birdie is ready to roast.
Time to make the dumplings. Don’t be put off by this and cheat with canned biscuits. This literally took me less than 15 minutes to do.
Get your hands a little messy
I should have taken a picture of the dumplings, but all I did was just scoop out some dough and form them into small balls and drop them into the crock pot. That’s it! Just let it cook for another hour to hour and a half and eat!
Here’s the official recipe:
I take no credit for this recipe. It’s all Jessica’s. Visit her site. She has some really good stuff to eat there. One really big note: know your crock pot!!! My pot cooks super hot. If I had cooked this for the recommended time, it would have been way overcooked. That’s not a problem with the recipe, my crock just cooks fast, even on low. Know your crock. If you’re not sure, then just check everything every couple of hours until it’s done.
Enjoy and have good eats!
Until next time,